My big boy, Renn, is a gentle fellow. He is easily intimidated by other cats and prefers peace and quiet to go undisturbed. The sounds he makes have always been low and soft, even when giving his characteristic drawn-out warning of something he doesn’t like (such as a trimming of the bum-hair.)
I noticed some time ago that he will often doze in this posture. To me, it looks like a bird, tucking his head back into his feathers. Renn doesn’t sleep like this, but as he slips from waking to slumbering, and maybe back again, he will lie as if demurely embarrassed. I think this symbolises my old friend’s character.